Michael Sonnenfeld, Bike Maryland Board Member. Presentation: Bike Maryland’s Legislative Agenda Michael is an avid cyclist in the rural environs of Northern Baltimore, Carroll and Harford Counties, and believes preservation of agricultural and rural land and open space creates significant benefits for all of Maryland’s citizens (and cyclists). He is an attorney and has spent over 25 years working in the residential mortgage and mortgage-backed securities industries, including founding Fieldstone Mortgage Company in 1995 and serving as the first President of Saxon Mortgage Funding Corporation prior to that. He is a cancer survivor and has participated since 2003 in the Pan Mass Challenge, an annual bike-a-thon that is the largest athletic fund raising event in the world and that has raised over $300 million since 1980 to fund advances in cancer research and treatment at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. Michael is working to strengthen the three foot passing law and is especially passionate about bicycle safety.